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March 25th, 2018: Queens World Film Festival

Arriving for the opening ceremony of The Queens World Film Festival held at the Museum for the Moving Image located in Queens – of course.

Arriving for the opening ceremony of The Queens World Film Festival held at the Museum for the Moving Image located in Queen – of course.

 

Meeting Melvin Van Peebles at the festival opening.

Meeting Melvin Van Peebles at the festival opening.

 

 

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer made a speech. I got myself smack in the middle despite my fears.

NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer made a speech. I got myself smack in the middle despite my fears.

 

 

I got to be on the stage with all the film makers. Pretty exciting.

I got to be on the stage with all the film makers. Pretty exciting.

 

 

Susan Seidelman with Melvin Van Peebles at the opening ceremony. I love her films!

Susan Seidelman with Melvin Van Peebles at the opening ceremony. I love her films!

 

 

The 4 Jewish themed films that were part of the festival were shown at a Church. Only in New York would this happen. Peter McWhinney played guitar while the audience arrived.

The 4 Jewish themed films that were part of the festival were shown at a Church. Only in New York would this happen. Peter McWhinney played guitar while the audience arrived.

 

 

Nice coverage of the festival in the paper.

Nice coverage of the festival in the paper.

 

March 10th, 2018: Screening in Bethel, CT

Video: Taking the train to Bethel, Ct. the screening of my film at the Ct. 52 Film Festival

 

Packed screening Bethel, Conn. At the Ct 52 Film Festival. I love that they made a poster of the film!

Packed screening Bethel, Conn. At the Ct 52 Film Festival. I love that they made a poster of the film!

 

One of my pals bringing me flowers.

One of my pals bringing me flowers.

 

Video: Snippet from the Q&A that followed the screening.

 

The gathering after the screening. It all went great!

The gathering after the screening. It all went great!

May 6th, 2015: The New York Debut

On March 15th. The New York Debut of my film. Patricia Hartwell prepping for the reception to follow the screening.

On March 15th. The New York Debut of my film. Patricia Hartwell prepping for the reception to follow the screening.

The screening was completely sold out! Peter McWhinney plays guitar while people arrive.

The screening was completely sold out! Peter McWhinney plays guitar while people arrive.

Video: Peeking out from back stage just before making my introduction. Very nervous.

Stepping out to introduce the film at Dixon Place.

Stepping out to introduce the film at Dixon Place.

Video: Applause for the New York Debut at Dixon Place.

Video: Intro to the Q&A

At the reception with the Dixon Place logo

At the reception with the Dixon Place logo

At the reception with one of the elders, cousin Charlotte.

At the reception with one of the elders, cousin Charlotte.

At the reception with friends from all areas of my life.

At the post screening dinner at Schiller’s Liquor Bar with the crew

January 27th, 2015: Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

In Fort Lauderdale. Have arrived at the beach for the Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival.

Checked in and got my badge. Love the word Director under my name.

Checked in and got my badge. Love the word Director under my name.

Trying on the official Tee for the festival! Matching lipstick, of course.

Trying on the official Tee for the festival! Matching lipstick, of course.

Appropriate for Florida.

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With the head of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Gregory von Hausch who introduced my film at the 3rd screening.

With the head of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Gregory von Hausch who introduced my film at the 3rd screening.

The audience enjoying one of my mother’s stories

At the Q&A my answer to why my parents did not speak Yiddish in the film

Snippet of my intro to the film at one of the 3 screenings at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival.

 

May 6th, 2014: LA Jewish FIlm Festival

Leaving for my first FIlm Festival.  Multi-tasking. On phone, waiting for plane, taking selfie.

Leaving for my first FIlm Festival. Multi-tasking. On phone, waiting for plane, taking selfie.

Yes, this dog was really on the plane!

Yes, this dog was really on the plane!

Arrived in LA. Yes, palm trees.

Arrived in LA. Yes, palm trees.

It's Brit week in  LA. Very odd feeling.

It’s Brit week in LA. Very odd feeling.

Look who I found at Brit week!

Look who I found at Brit week!

My cousin flew all the way out to be with me at my first film festival. Stayed at The Viceroy. We were given the Monarch suite which we did not book. It is the most expensive room in the hotel. When we questioned the front desk the answer was, “do you believe in Karma.” We do!

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Friends and relatives the night before the screening having a toast.

The audience at the screening. It was a packed house!

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Standing in the back of the theatre watch my film after 8 years. Unbelievable feeling. And they laughed at my jokes. They got it!

Announcing my first Q&A

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Listing of my film in the program

Listing of my film in the program

Discussing my film with another one of the attendees

Post screening lunch at Cantor's, of course with some of my posse

Post screening lunch at Cantor’s, of course with some of my posse

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The next day waiting to come home at LAX

The next day waiting to come home at LAX